JPhysB is currently publishing a Special Issue on Coherence and Control in the Quantum World. The issue brings together papers and authors from a wide range of fields, from physical chemistry to strong-field physics, all linked by fundamental quantum mechanical principles.
The Guest Editors of the issue are Ilya Averbukh, John Hepburn, Valery Milner and David Tannor. They explain the scope and goals of the issue:
The notions of quantum superposition, interference and coherence lie at the heart of quantum physics, and have intrigued physicists and chemists for more than a century. Quantum control exploits these phenomena using controlled coherent interactions to direct the dynamics of quantum systems. This paradigm originated in the context of controlling the paths of chemical reactions. The concepts and techniques have since developed into a wide interdisciplinary field with applications ranging from ultrafast optics and nuclear magnetic resonance to cold matter physics and quantum information processing.
This special issue aims to address the most important current and future trends in this exciting area, and commemorates our friend and colleague, Moshe Shapiro, who was so central in this field.
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Front Image and article image: Ion images of oxygen superrotors evolving in the external magnetic field, adapted from Aleksey Korobenko and Valery Milner 2015 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 164004
Categories: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics